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Geography > Area > Water per 1000: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total water area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Canada 26.75 sq km 2008
2 Guyana 23.36 sq km 2008
3 The Bahamas 11.11 sq km 2008
4 Iceland 8.66 sq km 2008
5 Botswana 7.76 sq km 2008
6 Gabon 6.74 sq km 2008
7 Finland 6.34 sq km 2008
8 Guinea-Bissau 5.35 sq km 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.87 sq km 2008
9 Sweden 4.23 sq km 2008
10 Liberia 4.1 sq km 2008
11 Turkmenistan 3.83 sq km 2005
12 Sudan 3.81 sq km 2008
13 Mongolia 3.56 sq km 2008
14 Suriname 3.49 sq km 2008
15 Norway 3.43 sq km 2008
16 Eritrea 3.42 sq km 2005
17 Australia 3.22 sq km 2008
18 Kazakhstan 3.03 sq km 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.96 sq km 2008
19 Chad 2.25 sq km 2008
20 Colombia 2.22 sq km 2008
21 United States 2.19 sq km 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.11 sq km 2008
22 New Caledonia 1.99 sq km 2008
23 French Polynesia 1.93 sq km 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 1.89 sq km 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 1.87 sq km 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 1.81 sq km 2008
24 Solomon Islands 1.81 sq km 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 1.8 sq km 2005
25 Malawi 1.73 sq km 2008
26 Nicaragua 1.63 sq km 2008
27 Papua New Guinea 1.52 sq km 2008
28 Mali 1.52 sq km 2008
29 Paraguay 1.52 sq km 2008
30 Estonia 1.5 sq km 2008
31 Bolivia 1.44 sq km 2008
32 Tanzania 1.39 sq km 2008
33 Kyrgyzstan 1.35 sq km 2008
34 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.32 sq km 2008
35 Puerto Rico 1.31 sq km 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.3 sq km 2005
36 Brunei 1.29 sq km 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 1.27 sq km 2005
Christian countries average (profile) 1.25 sq km 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 1.21 sq km 2005
37 Uganda 1.14 sq km 2008
38 Somalia 1.13 sq km 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1.12 sq km 2005
39 Venezuela 1.07 sq km 2008
failed states average (profile) 1.05 sq km 2005
40 Laos 0.977 sq km 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 0.959 sq km 2005
41 Zambia 0.955 sq km 2008
Europe average (profile) 0.889 sq km 2005
42 The Gambia 0.824 sq km 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 0.82 sq km 2005
43 Uzbekistan 0.806 sq km 2008
44 Tunisia 0.799 sq km 2008
45 Uruguay 0.776 sq km 2008
46 Mozambique 0.769 sq km 2008
47 Lithuania 0.767 sq km 2005
48 Argentina 0.761 sq km 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.705 sq km 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.694 sq km 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.659 sq km 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 0.654 sq km 2008
European Union average (profile) 0.628 sq km 2008
49 Panama 0.622 sq km 2008
50 Russia 0.559 sq km 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.559 sq km 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 0.549 sq km 2005
51 Belize 0.545 sq km 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 0.541 sq km 2005
52 Ukraine 0.514 sq km 2005
53 Namibia 0.494 sq km 2005
54 Belarus 0.486 sq km 2005
55 Chile 0.484 sq km 2008
56 Netherlands 0.465 sq km 2008
57 Ecuador 0.463 sq km 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.448 sq km 2008
58 Latvia 0.441 sq km 2008
59 Armenia 0.433 sq km 2008
60 Mexico 0.431 sq km 2008
61 Albania 0.428 sq km 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 0.412 sq km 2005
62 Burma 0.406 sq km 2008
63 Togo 0.401 sq km 2008
64 Indonesia 0.397 sq km 2008
65 Ghana 0.369 sq km 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 0.355 sq km 2005
66 Kenya 0.346 sq km 2008
67 Senegal 0.342 sq km 2008
68 Romania 0.333 sq km 2008
69 Cambodia 0.324 sq km 2008
70 Ireland 0.314 sq km 2008
71 Cameroon 0.306 sq km 2008
72 Zimbabwe 0.306 sq km 2008
73 Tonga 0.291 sq km 2008
74 Brazil 0.289 sq km 2008
75 Madagascar 0.276 sq km 2008
76 India 0.268 sq km 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.265 sq km 2005
77 Burundi 0.253 sq km 2008
78 Cote d'Ivoire 0.244 sq km 2008
79 Benin 0.223 sq km 2008
80 Poland 0.216 sq km 2008
81 China 0.204 sq km 2008
82 Switzerland 0.199 sq km 2008
83 Peru 0.182 sq km 2008
84 Austria 0.171 sq km 2008
85 Iraq 0.167 sq km 2008
86 Iran 0.165 sq km 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.161 sq km 2005
87 Czech Republic 0.153 sq km 2008
88 Nepal 0.152 sq km 2008
89 Pakistan 0.151 sq km 2008
90 Turkey 0.14 sq km 2008
91 Swaziland 0.139 sq km 2008
92 Rwanda 0.136 sq km 2008
93 Moldova 0.132 sq km 2008
94 Denmark 0.127 sq km 2008
95 Italy 0.121 sq km 2008
96 Spain 0.115 sq km 2008
South Asia average (profile) 0.107 sq km 2005
97 Greece 0.101 sq km 2008
98 South Africa 0.0979 sq km 2005
99 Costa Rica 0.0971 sq km 2008
100 Germany 0.095 sq km 2008
101 Cuba 0.0921 sq km 2005
102 Ethiopia 0.0901 sq km 2008
103 Mauritania 0.0876 sq km 2008
104 Nigeria 0.086 sq km 2008
105 Egypt 0.0795 sq km 2008
106 Hungary 0.0687 sq km 2008
107 Bangladesh 0.0682 sq km 2008
108 Slovenia 0.0604 sq km 2008
109 Israel 0.0602 sq km 2008
110 Jamaica 0.0595 sq km 2008
111 Saint Lucia 0.0579 sq km 2008
112 Azerbaijan 0.0571 sq km 2008
113 Jordan 0.0569 sq km 2008
114 Syria 0.0555 sq km 2008
115 Tajikistan 0.055 sq km 2008
116 Samoa 0.0545 sq km 2008
117 United Kingdom 0.0526 sq km 2008
118 El Salvador 0.052 sq km 2008
119 Vietnam 0.0493 sq km 2008
120 Bulgaria 0.0472 sq km 2008
121 Malaysia 0.044 sq km 2008
122 Sri Lanka 0.043 sq km 2008
123 Portugal 0.0414 sq km 2008
124 Lebanon 0.0406 sq km 2008
125 Dominican Republic 0.0359 sq km 2008
126 Guatemala 0.0337 sq km 2008
127 Thailand 0.0337 sq km 2008
128 Croatia 0.0289 sq km 2008
129 Honduras 0.0273 sq km 2008
130 Burkina Faso 0.0273 sq km 2008
131 Djibouti 0.0247 sq km 2008
132 Japan 0.0242 sq km 2008
133 Belgium 0.0233 sq km 2008
134 France 0.022 sq km 2006
135 Sierra Leone 0.0217 sq km 2008
136 Niger 0.0204 sq km 2008
137 Philippines 0.0202 sq km 2008
138 Haiti 0.0197 sq km 2008
139 Guinea 0.0146 sq km 2005
140 Cyprus 0.00928 sq km 2008
141 Slovakia 0.00832 sq km 2008
142 Morocco 0.00808 sq km 2008
143 Mauritius 0.00788 sq km 2008
144 Hong Kong 0.00719 sq km 2008
145 South Korea 0.00592 sq km 2008
146 North Korea 0.00536 sq km 2008
147 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.00316 sq km 2008
148 Singapore 0.00207 sq km 2008
=149 East Timor 0.0 2005
=149 Dominica 0.0 2005
=149 Monaco 0.0 2005
=149 Afghanistan 0.0 2005
=149 Vanuatu 0.0 2005
=149 Bahrain 0.0 2005
=149 Libya 0.0 2005
=149 Central African Republic 0.0 2005
=149 Liechtenstein 0.0 2005
=149 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.0 2005
=149 Barbados 0.0 2005
=149 Luxembourg 0.0 2005
=149 American Samoa 0.0 2005
=149 Andorra 0.0 2005
=149 Palau 0.0 2005
=149 Tuvalu 0.0 2005
=149 Georgia 0.0 2005
=149 Fiji 0.0 2005
=149 Qatar 0.0 2005
=149 Maldives 0.0 2005
=149 Trinidad and Tobago 0.0 2005
=149 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 2005
=149 Aruba 0.0 2005
=149 Saudi Arabia 0.0 2005
=149 Cape Verde 0.0 2005
=149 Oman 0.0 2005
=149 Yemen 0.0 2005
=149 Macau 0.0 2005
=149 Equatorial Guinea 0.0 2005
=149 United Arab Emirates 0.0 2005
=149 Guam 0.0 2005
=149 Lesotho 0.0 2005
=149 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2005
=149 San Marino 0.0 2005
=149 Bermuda 0.0 2005
=149 Federated States of Micronesia 0.0 2005
=149 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2005
=149 Cayman Islands 0.0 2005
=149 Angola 0.0 2005
=149 Northern Mariana Islands 0.0 2005
=149 Algeria 0.0 2005
=149 Marshall Islands 0.0 2005
=149 Kiribati 0.0 2005
=149 Grenada 0.0 2005
=149 Seychelles 0.0 2005
=149 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2005
=149 Bhutan 0.0 2005
=149 Malta 0.0 2005
=149 Kuwait 0.0 2005
=149 Comoros 0.0 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Area > Water per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Area/Water-per-1000

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Interesting observations about Geography > Area > Water per 1000

  • Canada ranked first for area > water per 1000 amongst Christian countries in 2008.
  • Guyana ranked first for area > water per 1000 amongst Hot countries in 2008.
  • Iceland ranked first for area > water per 1000 amongst Europe in 2008.
  • Finland ranked first for area > water per 1000 amongst European Union in 2008.
  • Colombia ranked first for area > water per 1000 amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • Turkmenistan ranked first for area > water per 1000 amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Botswana ranked first for area > water per 1000 amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2008.
  • France ranked last for area > water per 1000 amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2006.
  • Russia ranked first for area > water per 1000 amongst Eastern Europe in 2008.
  • Eritrea ranked first for area > water per 1000 amongst Catholic countries in 2005.
  • Mongolia ranked first for area > water per 1000 amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2008.
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